Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

Richard J. Vetter, Magdalena S. Stoeva

December 18, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 454 Pages - 4 Color & 52 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482245370 - CAT# K23534
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

USD$89.95

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Features

  • Discusses physical, biological, and medical aspects of radiation protection
  • Focuses on staff and the public as well as on patient safety
  • Provides a fully international approach, with sections covering Africa, Asia and Oceania, Australia, the European Union, the Middle East, and North and Latin America
  • Includes chapters from the world's leading experts and on behalf of the world’s leading international organizations

Summary

Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology focuses on the professional, operational, and regulatory aspects of radiation protection. Advances in radiation medicine have resulted in new modalities and procedures, some of which have significant potential to cause serious harm. Examples include radiologic procedures that require very long fluoroscopy times, radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, and intravascular brachytherapy.

This book summarizes evidence supporting changes in consensus recommendations, regulations, and health physics practices associated with these recent advances in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology. It supports intelligent and practical methods for protection of personnel, the public, and patients.

The book is based on current recommendations by the International Commission on Radiological Protection and is complemented by detailed practical sections and professional discussions by the world’s leading medical and health physics professionals.

It also includes substantial information on international aspects of radiation protection, with sections covering Africa, Asia and Oceania, the European Union, the Middle East, and North and Latin America.

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